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Hamstring Injury - Stretching Exercises for a Hamstring Injury

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Updated September 04, 2013

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Advanced Standing Hamstring Stretch
Advanced Standing Hamstring Stretch

Professional golfer Natalie Gulbis Stretches during a match

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This more advanced hamstring stretch, stretches the hamstrings, calves and shoulders. Here's how to do it correctly.

How to Do the Advanced Standing Hamstring Stretch

  • Begin standing up straight with shoulders relaxed and back.
  • Reach your arms behind your back and interlace your fingers.
  • Lift your shoulders up toward your ears and lift your hands away from your back.
  • Slowly bend forward at the waist, keeping your back flat, not rounded.
  • Continue bending forward and lift your hand over head as far forward as comfortable.
  • At a full stretch you will feel tension in your hamstrings and in your shoulders.
  • Hold for 10-20 seconds and release.
  • Repeat 2-3 times.

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